FJs for the 6/24/19 week

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Which FJ! clues did you solve correctly for the 6/24/19 week?

Poll ended at Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:48 pm

Starting a university after his only son died in 1884, this man said, "The children of California shall be our children"
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90%
This nation's 1st 8 presidents were all born in the U.S.; the 1st local-born president came in 1884, 37 years after independence
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83%
"Hard and sharp as flint...he iced his office in the dog-days; and didn't thaw it one degree at Christmas"
88
96%
The first time this organization invoked Article 5 was on September 12, 2001
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63%
The first mention of this locale is in Chretien de Troyes' 12th century poem "Lancelot, the Knight of the Cart"
81
88%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I checked all five above.
41
45%
:( :( :( :( :( I missed all the FJ! clues.
0
No votes
INTERNATIONAL PARKS $2000: Germany's Schwarzwald is this colorful national park in English
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80%
BROADWAY MUSICALS BY SONGS $1600: "Matchmaker, Matchmaker" & "If I Were A Rich Man"
78
85%
EXPLORERS $2000: In 1911 local Quechua speaker Melchor Arteaga led Hiram Bingham to this "lost" Incan city
68
74%
(Request inspired by the Emoji category) I can do lotus position.
17
18%
I missed the Tuesday FJ! clue guessing a country in North America.
7
8%
United Nations was my incorrect guess for the Thursday FJ! clue.
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27%
Avalon was my incorrect guess for the Friday FJ! clue.
4
4%
I was 10/10 on the FJ! clues for the Teen Tournament.
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32%
I was 9/10 on the FJ! clues for the Teen Tournament.
29
32%
 
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FJs for the 6/24/19 week

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6/24 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES

6/24 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Starting a university after his only son died in 1884, this man said, "The children of California shall be our children"

6/25 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
OTHER NATIONS' PRESIDENTS

6/25 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
This nation's 1st 8 presidents were all born in the U.S.; the 1st local-born president came in 1884, 37 years after independence

6/26 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
19th CENTURY LITERARY CHARACTERS

6/26 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
"Hard and sharp as flint...he iced his office in the dog-days; and didn't thaw it one degree at Christmas"

6/27 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

6/27 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
The first time this organization invoked Article 5 was on September 12, 2001

6/28 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
PLACES OF LORE

6/28 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
The first mention of this locale is in Chretien de Troyes' 12th century poem "Lancelot, the Knight of the Cart"

Correct responses in spoiler box:
Spoiler
Leland Stanford
Liberia
Ebenezer Scrooge
NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
Camelot
The players were 9/14 (64.29%) with a 1-0-3-2-3 success pattern.

The extra clues have a triple stumper followed by two the teens had correct.

INTERNATIONAL PARKS $2000: Germany's Schwarzwald is this colorful national park in English

BROADWAY MUSICALS BY SONGS $1600: "Matchmaker, Matchmaker" & "If I Were A Rich Man"

EXPLORERS $2000: In 1911 local Quechua speaker Melchor Arteaga led Hiram Bingham to this "lost" Incan city

Correct responses in spoiler box:
Spoiler
Black Forest
Fiddler on the Roof
Machu Picchu

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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Not a chance I can do lotus position*
United Nations
9/10

For the Friday FJ! clue I only had Camelot and never thought of Avalon. Even if I had thought of Avalon I would have needed something about Arthur/island/isle to make me consider it.

*I can't even do basic cross-legged sitting and never could. In kindergarten I got in trouble for not being able to sit "Indian style" as it was called back then. My mom had to explain to the teacher it hurt and for whatever reason my legs don't go that way comfortably. W sitting was more comfortable although not okay in school and my parents of course tried to discourage it at home as well. That left sitting on my knees, knees tucked up or legs to the side. In junior high or high school gym class I do no recall sitting positions as an issue for anyone no matter how one sat. I never heard "criss-cross applesauce" until the second Reagan administration.
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

10/10 for the teen tourney.

I can't do lotus position.
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Fri - Avalon (and thus a 9/10)

I don't know if I can do lotus position, but I'm not going to try...

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:?: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Was accidentally spoiled on Monday's FJ, so I didn't check it--probably would have been something I could have reasoned my way towards, but I abstained from checking it just in case. Was otherwise 9/9, all playing off of here.

Wished I could've seen the tourney, but had prior commitments almost every night of both weeks. Congrats to Avi especially, and to the rest of the teens as well for getting on and doing a great job!

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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

10 for 10 in the tournament

Don’t think I can do a proper lotus position, flexibility not a strong point of mine

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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(

UN, Cuzco. 9/10 on TT FJs.

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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
10/10

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:( :( :mrgreen: :( :(
:mrgreen: :( :(

I don't think I can do the lotus position, but I've never tried.

I just had nothing on the misses. 2/10 has to be a board low for a TT, right?
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seaborgium wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:17 pm
Cuzco
Hiram Bingham == Machu Picchu
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
There was a time I was able to do lotus...not gonna try tonight!
10/10...Woohoo! I'm not sure I've ever done that in any tournament before...
Oh, and such an entertaining 2 weeks!

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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Leland Stanford seemed like the best guess. Couldn't think of any other strong contenders. George Pepperdine? Harvey Mudd. Calvin Berkeley? Liberia seemed obvious. Surprised it was a TS. To be fair, I don't recall learning about it in high school. So I might have been just as clueless at these kids' ages. Still, this clue will poll high. But not higher than the Scrooge clue. This was the gimme of the tournament. Considered UN. Went with the Geneva Conventions. Didn't think of NATO. Camelot was my first thought. Thought of Avalon just by doing due diligence to see what else I could come up with. Stuck with Camelot.

Schwarzwald was a surprising TS. It just seemed like common knowledge. I guess they knew what they were doing putting it in the $2000 spot. I saw Fiddler on the Roof at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles in 1981 with Herschel Bernardi in the role of Tevye. There was a time when I could have sung along with the entire soundtrack. Lost Incan City = Machu Picchu. That's a Jeopardy! staple.

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opusthepenguin wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:53 pm


Leland Stanford seemed like the best guess. Couldn't think of any other strong contenders. George Pepperdine? Harvey Mudd. Calvin Berkeley?
You didn't consider John Ucla or David Cal-Irvine?
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Thought of Avalon first, but changed my mind.

I have no idea if I could do lotus or not.

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LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:45 pm
seaborgium wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:17 pm
Cuzco
Hiram Bingham == Machu Picchu
I realize it's wrong, but "Machu Picchu" makes me think it's a mountain.

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I thought "of course I can do lotus position" but I just tried and I can't do it anymore. :oops:

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seaborgium wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:17 pm
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(

UN, Cuzco. 9/10 on TT FJs.
Slightly less trouble than typing it myself, but mostly it feels better.

Speaking of which, I think I can just about manage the lotus position, though I use my hands to lift my feet into position. But if this is what Nirvana feels like, please cancel my reservation.

Never heard of "criss cross applesauce" till this week. But now that I have, it'd make a cool album name for either Kris Kross or Christopher Cross.
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Lefty wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:13 am
Never heard of "criss cross applesauce" till this week.
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Second 8-for-8 week, but I don't think I could have done it as a teen.

As a teen, I could sit cross-legged, though. Not sure I've tried since my twenties. Certainly not since my thirties. These days, sitting on the floor in ANY fashion leads to a 30-second effort to get back on my feet. Familiar with "lotus position" and "Indian style," but heard "criss-cross applesauce" for the first time during the game.
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